I am looking to transfer to a petroleum engineering college. I am not sure which ones I should apply for. So I have a few questions: Which petroleum engineering universities do the big oil companies like Exxon, Shell, Chevron and BP prioritize their recruiting from? Also, for example, if I wanted to work in Alaska would it be beneficial for me to go to a petrol engineering university in Alaska? For instance, if I wanted to work in Alaska would it be more likely an oil company hire me for a position in Alaska if I go to Alaska University? Or if I want to work in Texas would it be less likely I get hired for a job in Texas if I go to Alaska university? Separately, let's say I wanted to work internationally, for example in the Middle east or central Asia which schools or companies should I be looking at? And also I would prefer doing field work oppose to desk work. What can I do now as far as which universities I should apply for in insuring I have a higher likely hood of being recruited for field work? Which states have a lot of field work opportunities. Thank you very much to who ever helps to answer my questions. This is a very important time and these decisions are difficult to make if I do not have all the facts.